Press Review 30th of January

Trump’s travel ban threatens U.S. partnership with Iraq against Islamic State-The Washington Post-30/01/17

Trump’s travel ban decree stimulated the anger of the Iraqis, threatening the fight against ISIS. Indeed, Iraq collaborates closely with the United States as regards the elimination of the jihadist group, and considers as unacceptable the fact of being considered as being terrorists after all  these years of collaboration. The Iraqi members of Parliament responded to the anti-immigration decree by voting a motion to call for the adoption of measures  forbidding the delivery of visas for Americans.

Iran: Missile tests not in violation of nuclear deal-Aljazeera-31/01/17

An official member of the white house declared that Iran made tests missiles last Sunday near Semnan. This act was denounced as being a violation of the UN Resolution forbidding the testing of missiles susceptible to transport a nuclear warhead. Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs however asserted that this test did not violate the nuclear deal; and that Iran only used ballistic missiles for its own defense.


Russia calls for Syria’s return to Arab League-The Daily Star-01/02/17

Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs calls for Syria to get back its status of members of the Arab League. This one had been suspended in 2011 following the violent repressions committed by Bachar Al Assad’s regime. Lavrov considers that the League could play an important role as regards the establishment of a political solution to the conflict, if it agrees to count again Syria as one of its members.

Jordanian king warns Trump about moving US embassy to Jerusalem-Middle East Eye-02/02/17

During his visit in Washington, Jordanian king warned Donald Trump that moving the American embassy to Jerusalem would be fatal for the implementation of a two-state solution. The Jordanian press agency ‘Petra’ declared that King had insisted on the fact that such a decision would only consolidate anger and despair among Arabs and Muslims. Furthermore, it could strengthen the popularity of the Islamist groups, as well as contributes spreading their ideologies.

Israeli forces raid Nafha prison, assault Palestinian prisoners-Middle East Monitor-3/02/17

The Palestinian Committee of Prisoners Affairs declared that the Israeli Prison Service made a raid in the prison of Nafha. They would have committed the attacks against the Palestinian prisoners during that one. More information on ‘ Middle East Monitor ‘.